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False teachers are crept in to seduce them; for whose evil doctrine and
manners, horrible punishment is prepared ; whereas the godly by the assist
ance of the Holy Spirit, and prayers to God, may persevere and grow in
grace, and recover others out of the snares of those deceivers.


CHAP. 1. John writeth his revelation to the seven churches of Asia,
gnified by the seven golden candlesticks. The coming of Christ.

II. What is commanded to be written to the angels, (that is, the min-
sters,) of the churches of Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamos, Thyatira, &c.
III. The angel of the church of Sardis is reproved, of Philadelphia
approved, of Laodicea rebuked.

IV. John seeth the throne of God in heaven. The four and twenty
elders. The four beasts full of eyes before and behind, &c.

V. The book sealed with seven seals; which only the Lamb is worthy
to open.

VI. The opening of the seals in order, and what followed thereupon.

VII. An angel sealeth the servants of God in their foreheads. The
number of them that were sealed; of all nations an innumerable multitude.
VIII. At the opening of the seventh seal, seven angels have seven trum-
pets given them.

IX. At the sounding of the fifth angel, a star falleth from heaven, to
whom is given the key of the bottomless pit; the first woe past. The sixth
trumpet soundeth. Four angels are let loose.

X. A mighty strong angel appeareth with a book open in his hand.
John is commanded to take and eat the book.

XI. The two witnesses prophesy. The beast shall kill them. The
second woe past. The seventh trumpet soundeth.

XII. A woman clothed with the sun travaileth. The great red dragon
standeth before her, ready to devour her child. She fleeth into the wilder
ness. Michael and his angels fight with the dragon, and prevail.

XIII. A beast riseth out of the sea with seven heads and ten horns, to
whom the dragon giveth his power. Another beast cometh up out of the
earth; causeth an image to be made of the former beast, &c.

XIV. The Lamb standeth on mount Sion with his company; an angel
preacheth the gospel. The fall of Babylon. The harvest of the world.

The wine-press of the wrath of God,

XV. The seven angels with the seven last plagues. The song of them
that overcome the beast.

XVI. The angels pour out their vials full of wrath; the plagues that
follow thereupon.

XVII. A woman arrrayed in purple and scarlet,
which is great Babylon. The victory of the Lamb.

sitteth upon the beast,

XVIII. Babylon is fallen. The people of God commanded to go out
of her. The kings of the earth, with the merchants and mariners, lament
over her.

XIX. God is praised in heaven for judging Babylon and avenging the
blood of his saints. The marriage of the Lamb. The fowls called to the
great slaughter.

XX. Šatan bound for a thousand years. The first resurrection. Satan
let loose again. Gog and Magog. The devil cast into the lake of fire.
The last and general resurrection.

XXI. A new heaven and a new earth. The heavenly Jerusalem, with
a full description thereof. She needeth no sun.

XXII. The river of the water of life. The tree of life. The light of
the city of God is himself. Nothing may be added to this prophesy, nor
diminished therefrom.

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middle Verse would be 11. Chronicles xx. 17, if there were a verse more,
and verse 18, if there were a verse less.

The word AND occurs 35,543 times. The word JEHOVAH occurs 6,855
times. The shortest verse is 1. Chronicles 1. 25. The 23d verse of the
7th chapter of Ezra contains all the letters of the alphabet. The 19th of
11. Kings, and 37th chapter of Isaiah, are alike.

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verse is Psalm cxvIII. 8.

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If you have read this book with becoming attention, you cannot but perceive it to be one of the most extraordinary cases of persecution and abuse which has ever been loaded upon any man in any country. A clergy

man who had filled some of the most important stations in the Church in the United States-whose ministerial labours had been wonderfully blessed and successful— against whom his very enemies were obliged to confess that they had nothing, and that his character and authority were good: yet, on account of politics, is by these very men forbidden to preach without hearing or trial-is by them persecuted and distressed for almost 20 years, though he still prevailed against them; till at length by calling in the aid of the civil law to sanction the usurped authority of the Church-he is on the most false and base accusations which ever disgraced the calender of any court tried by the very Judge who had been his principal persecutor-is by him deprived of the constitutional right of confronting the principal witness against him,-important papers and documents, the undeniable evidence of his innocence, were on trial, withheld and concealed, and the court directed the trial to proceed without them, he is partially and unfairly tried-unjustly and cruelly taken from 2000 people, where the wardens testified before the court, that for about six years then last past, they had never known or heard of a voice or a vote against him, in his parish, except one manhe is unjustly condemned and imprisoned in Norwich Jail, in Connecticut, for two years. On the 27th day of May 1823, the witnesses came into the Senate Chamber, in the city of Hartford, were sworn and examined before a joint committee of both houses of the Hon. General Assembly, and then and there did fully and freely confess that their whole testimony on which he had been condemned and imprisoned, was utterly false; and that they had been overpersuaded and hired to commit wilful and corrupt perjury. This testimony and confession were supported by the testimony of others, and the innocence of the accused could not but be apparent to every unprejudiced mind.

Many of the most respectable inhabitants of Middlebury, in Vermont, have seen, examined, and compared the original documents transcribed and referred to in this book, and by their certificate, dated Middlebury, January 19, 1830, they do not hesitate in declaring the said documents to be correct and true, and to have emanated from proper authority; and that the prosecution and proceedings were of a character the most extraordinary that had ever come to their knowledge.

Signed by EBEN W. JUDD,


We the subscribers, inhabitants of Concord, in NewHampshire, Certify that we have examined and compared the documents and statements in the Memoirs of the Rev. Ammi Rogers with the original papers, and we have no hesitation in declaring our full belief, that they are attested by proper authority, and are entitled to entire confidence; and we freely unite with the gentlemen in Vermont, in saying that the prosecution and proceedings are of a character the most extraordinary that has ever come to our knowledge. It appears from said documents that he is a minister of the Episcopal Church, in good standing, and that his character and conduct among his most intimate friends and acquaintance are good and equal to that of ministers of the Gospel in general.









DATED Concord, N H. January 4, 1832.


Concord, N. H. January 7th, 1832.

This Certifies, that I am personally acquainted with Jonathan Eastman, Esq. Jonathan Eastman, jr. Esq. and the other gentlemen whose names are subscribed to the foregoing instrument, and that they are of reputable standing, and entitled to entire confidence and belief. JOSEPH ROBINSON,

Deputy Secretary of the State of New-Hampshire.

To subscribers and purchasers of this Book:

PLEASE to accept my grateful acknowledgments of the candour, which you have manifested in lending an ear to hear the complaints of a fellow-citizen, who is also a fellow christian. All mankind are naturally and mutually dependant upon God and upon each other. It has fallen to me, to appeal to you and to the world, as arbiters, in a case, wherein I, my children and friends, claim to have been extremely injured, in defending our just rights and those of society. How far my complaints are well founded, you must and will judge for yourselves, when you have read this book; and how far you are interes ted in the case, may be inferred by considering what would be the effect upon society, if all were to turn their eyes and to stop their ears, from the complaints of their fellow-creatures. If any apology be necessary for what I have stated in regard to the Congregational Presbyterians in Connecticut, and in favor of the Episcopal Church; let it be remembered, that Mr. Lanman, the State's Attorney, complained of me, for being a preacher, pretendedly of the Christian Religion! as tho' the whole Episcopal Church was only the pretended_Christain Religion; and twelve men under oath, in New-London County, in Conn. in 1820, have declared that it was true; and they said it with as much propriety, and no more, than they said the other charges against me were true. I can truly say, that the great wish of my heart has been to be a good man, true and trusty.-The great object of my preaching is, and has been, to represent the God of heaven, in the most amiable and pleasing point of view possible, and to persuade myself and all

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